THE KILLING OF THE IRON TWELVE: AN ACCOUNT OF THE LARGEST EXECUTION OF BRITISH SOLDIERS ON THE WESTERN FRONT IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR
240pp., 30 illus. 2019. Why did the Germans brutally and illegally execute a group of British soldiers who had been trapped behind the lines during the retreat to the Marne in 1914? Hedley Malloch, in this gripping and meticulously researched account, vividly describes the fate the soldiers on the run, and of the French civilians who sheltered them.